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Crystal Palace's search for a new manager might be getting quite desperate, but things would have to be looking very bad if they were to take into consideration actor James Buckley's spoof application for the job, under the guise of Jay from The Inbetweeners.
Buckley posted the comedy application on his Twitter page and even managed to get a response from Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish.
Jay's email on the application reads "firstname.lastname@example.org", and it also lists all his many footballing successes down the years on the computer games Football Manager and Championship Manager.
He also claims to have been educated by Richard Branson "in a balloon" and to have the ability to "drink more than 10 pints of cider and still drive safely".
The application also jokes that he launched a business with football star Rio Ferdinand - Jay & Rio's Pussay Patrol Car Stereos.
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Virgin mogul Richard Branson is set to star as himself in an upcoming episode of “The Simpsons.” See photos: Moguls on a Boat 2014: Where Rupert Murdoch, Ryan Kavanaugh, Clive Davis, Puff Daddy Had Fun in the Sun The British billionaire and founder of Virgin Group will apparently play foil to infamous (and equally wealthy) “Simpsons” curmudgeon, Mr. Burns. ”Richard Branson is the Flanders to Mr. Burns,” the show's executive producer Al Jean told EW. “He's Mr. Burns’ nosy neighbor.” The episode will air sometime in 2015. As “Simpsons” fans undoubtedly remember, this isn't Branson's first trip to Springfield. The tycoon previously made a cameo in. »
- Travis Reilly
Last month at Comic-Con, producers of The Simpsons announced that Tesla mastermind Elon Musk would be dropping into Springfield this season to serve as a thorn in Mr. Burns’ financial side. Now it appears that another extremely rich dude is going to match wits with the town’s terrible tycoon. Virgin founder Richard Branson has recorded a cameo as himself for an upcoming episode of the animated comedy, EW has learned.
“Richard Branson is the Flanders to Mr. Burns,” executive producer Al Jean tells EW. “He’s Mr. Burns’ nosy neighbor.”
The episode featuring Branson—who was briefly depicted in »
- Dan Snierson
After years of development, Lois Lowry’s famous Ya novel The Giver has finally arrived to theaters, in an adaptation directed by Philip Noyce and starring young talent Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush, acting opposite the likes of Alexander Skarsgaard, Meryl Streep, and Jeff Bridges. The film arrives in a time after other Ya dystopia franchises, such as Divergent and The Hunger Games, and at least sets itself apart from these behemoths by making its revolution more intellectual than physical.
In the future dystopia of The Giver, in which all senses of emotion and individuality have been been muted, Thwaites plays a young man named Jonas who is chosen to carry on the memories from a past failed society, as shared with him by The Giver. His love interest is Fiona, a friend whom he doesn’t understand his true feelings for until he has a revelation that threatens to change the entire society. »
- Nick Allen
Wme has invested in Humin, a new app billing itself as a “digital butler” that officially launches on Thursday, Aug. 14. Humin's beta users include will.i.am, Richard Branson and Wme's Ari Emanuel. Humin organizes an individual's contacts and contextualizes them based on their relationships through social media profiles, calendar appointments and emails. Humin allows users to search their contacts based on things they remember, such as where a person works or a location they may have previously met someone. Also read: World Cat Day: Wme's Partner Company Puts Edm Spin on ‘Meow Mix’ Jingle Just as they have been for 20 years, »
- Jeff Sneider
This boy bander is about to have a little girl!Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo just announced she's pregnant with the couple's second child together in the cutest way possible -- by posting a photo on Twitter of their son Camden on the beach with the words "It's a Girl" written in the sand."Can't think of a better way to celebrate 3 years of marriage to my beautiful @VanessaLachey than this! #family," the former 98 Degrees frontman tweeted out with the photo.The couple opened up about the possibility of adding to their brood back in May, telling Parenting magazine in unison "We definitely want more kids." "You don’t want kids to have to share the same group of friends," Nick said at the time. "But you don’t want them so far apart that they have nothing in common," Vanessa added.Well, sounds like they got their wish!The »
- tooFab Staff
One of the most immediate pleasures of flying to Hong Kong to cover the release of "Transformers: Age Of Extinction" was sitting down with the always-charming Stanley Tucci to talk about his role as "Excellent character actor screaming at the CGI robots." As I said in my review, these are really weird movies. I am still baffled by John Malkovich in the third film. There's an entire scene in that film where I can't even fully describe what it is he's doing. I went back recently just to look at that moment, and it looks like Malkovich is on Ecstasy and that he's fixated on one of the robots, practically rubbing himself against it. It's bizarre. I'm not sure about the entire role that he played. He has a deeply strange opening scene, and it just seems to get weirder from there, like the entire perverted "Three's Company" bathroom scene. »
- Drew McWeeny
Jasmin Walia loses it in the next instalment of The Only Way Is Marbs (June 25) as she throws her drink in Dan Osborne's shocked face following an argument in a Marbella nightclub.
Brits abroad, eh?
We all know drink-throwing in Towie is commonplace but accusing a female cast member of sleeping with every bloke in Marbella will pretty much guarantee it.
And while we don't always condone such reckless behaviour, here's 10 other classic TV soakings below:
1. Towie's Mario & Lucy
"Another one-night-stand in Marbella?" a smug Mario let's slip as Lucy walks past him in a bar as the cast enjoy their annual summer break in Marbs last year. After a fight about cheating and who has been sleeping with who in Marbella, Lucy shouts: "I'm not the mug, you are," before throwing her entire glass of Sangria in his face and all over his skin-tight crisp white shirt.
2. Mic's »
Who could have guessed a blazing fire would have changed Kate Winslet's life for the better? The Oscar-winning actress covers the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar, looking like the perfect image of Hollywood glamour with her voluminous blond hair styled in soft curls, while opening up about the eventful night when she met hubby Ned Rocknroll three years ago during the infamous fire on Richard Branson's Necker Island (Rocknroll is Branson's nephew). "We really could have died," she tells the mag of the terrifying experience. "The house burned to the ground." But instead, fate brought Ned and Kate together after the 38-year-old beauty rescued Rocknroll's mother »
Kate Winslet may be an Oscar-winning actress, but she insists that her life is anything but glamorous! The "Divergent" star is gracing the cover of the June issue of Harper's Bazaar, where she talks about living a double life as a Hollywood star and as a wife and mother."It's a very strange place to be," she tells the mag. "Because the truth is, I'm not famous until I am in those moments. Those are the times when I am suddenly famous. My real life is a very real life. And I know I say this all the time, but it's really true. Thank God."The 38-year-old beauty star tells a story of getting her first manicure in months, adding, "I know it sounds very self-effacing because people say, 'Oh, you're a film star. People probably come to your house to do it.' But I don't have the time »
- tooFab Staff
A quartet of business heavyweights, including Virgin Founder Sir Richard Branson and PayPal co-founder Max Levchin have led a new round of investment in Indiegogo, the popular crowdfunding service. Indiegogo would not disclose the size of the round, focusing instead on the credibility of investors such as Branson, Levchin, Yahoo chairman Maynard Webb and serial entrepreneur Megan Smith. “It's about who they are – their experience, advice and networks,” Rubin told TheWrap. Though he said they are “putting in real money,” when asked to specify he repeated, “It's not about the money but who they are.” Also read: Indiegogo Rebrands After a. »
- Lucas Shaw
One of YouTube's most expansive collections of Ugc clips has reached five million subscribers, and it is celebrating by rising 35,000 above the ground. FailArmy, which offers regular compilations of viral video "fails", will come to airplanes through a deal with Virgin America and Virgin Australia. FailArmy, which is partnered with Jukin Media, has recently become a hot commodity. Dick Clark Productions is shopping a TV format based on the channel to international TV markets, while Maker Studios has struck a deal with Jukin that will utilize FailArmy clips. The latest announcement comes right as FailArmy hits five million subscribers, a milestone it has celebrated through a special compilation video featuring some of the channel's choicest fails. FailArmy is not the first YouTube channel to come to Virgin Airlines. When not cooking up the best in-flight safety videos in the business, Richard Branson's airliner has sourced content from a number of top YouTube creators, »
- Sam Gutelle
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Mike Ashley’s thrifty handling of Newcastle’s finances will be thrust further under the microscope after his personal fortune rose by a wallet bursting £1.45 billion in the last 12 months.
Our tight-fisted owner has clearly benefitted from his refusal to relinquish a single penny towards a permanent transfer in the last 18 months after his wealth grew to an estimated £3.75bn, according to the Sunday Times Rich List which is published next week.
Ashley places 23rd in the annual league table – one spot above Virgin tycoon Sir Richard Branson – that comprises the 104 billionaires now based in the United Kingdom and is certain to ruffle the feathers of Toon supporters fed up with his austere running of the club.
What we’d give for Branson and the Sports Direct mogul to swap positions in the boardroom at St James’ Park!
Rumours that Ashley will hand »
- Jak Penny
While the focus of the boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hotel Bel-Air has been on high-profile events that have moved elsewhere, the fabled properties risk earning a non grata status as favored Hollywood meeting spots.
In other words, both hotels may fall victim to a twist on the old adage of Hollywood condemnation — as in “You’ll never do as a lunch spot in this town again.”
On Tuesday, some law firms had meeting to discuss their position on the boycott, while some production companies instructed their employees to avoid both properties.
“You better bet if a studio head was caught dining there the P.R. team would have to jump into action,” a studio rep said.
- Ted Johnson and Alexandra Cheney
If there is one thing everyone can agree on about Ryan Kavanaugh, it’s that he does things differently.
Both supporters and detractors will tell you that the founder and chief executive officer of Relativity Media, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, has his own vision, and his own way of getting things done. This is the mogul who, when he didn’t care for the trailer for the Relativity release “Brick Mansions,” went in and cut his own. While the average time it takes to earn a helicopter pilot’s license is one year, Kavanaugh got his in 60 days.
“I see him working 24/7 and his mind is always thinking outside the box, coming up with new and creative ways to promote and market and present things. »
- Jenelle Riley
The burgeoning boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel has added a number of high-profile organizations and industry names as awareness builds that the owner of the luxury hotel is the Sultan of Brunei. Virgin Group mogul Richard Branson became the latest to lend his name to the effort. "No @Virgin employee, nor our family, will stay at Dorchester Hotels until the Sultan abides by basic human rights," he wrote on Twitter on Saturday. Virgin counts over 50,000 employees worldwide across a range of business operations, according to the company's website. The Beverly Hills Hotel, along with the Hotel Bel-Air in Los
- THR Staff, The Associated Press
Sir Richard Branson boycotts Dorchester Hotels, Maggie Gallagher touts defeat on marriage, Justice Ginsberg reflects on Windsor
Sir Richard Branson says that all Virgin companies and employees are boycotting hotels owned by the Dorchester Collection, and the Sultan of Brunei until he rescinds Sharia Law, including death by stoning for homosexuality.
The Human Rights Campaign is also calling on Lgbt groups and allies to boycott the hotels as well. ““There are a number of hotels and venues in the Los Angeles area that aren’t owned by foreign leaders and governments that allow for the execution of its Lgbt citizens. We’re encouraging members of the Lgbt community and our allies to consider those options instead of the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hotel Bel-Air––which are part of the Sultan’s Dorchester Collection. In addition, we’re calling on organizations that have upcoming events scheduled at these hotels to move them to other locations. »
- Ed Kennedy
Tinie Tempah has signed up to star in the new series of Choccywoccydoohdah: Starstruck - not particularly surprisingly, since he got a massive cake out of it.
The gargantuan gateau was commissioned by the rapper and delivered to him at the homecoming leg of his worldwide tour at The O2 as part of the series, which sees famous faces letting their imagination run riot for a tasty treat.
Tinie's stonker of a dessert even features a car with a model of him at the wheel - presumably to represent the fact that he now drives past the bus he used to run for - and also includes representations of The O2, Savile Row and, confusingly, a roast dinner.
Most spectacularly, the cake lights up when plugged in - though whether Tinie ate it until he passed out remains to be seen.
Tinie Tempah was not the only celebrity to get »
Oprah Winfrey’s Own network will air the 10-part documentary series “Operation Change” about some of the world’s most challenging issues.
The series features Bill and Tani Austin and their son Steven Sawalich from the Starkey Hearing Foundation, a global nonprofit organization that gives free hearing aids to those in need, as they are joined by celebrities and philanthropists like Bill Clinton, Elton John and Richard Branson to partner with local organizations across the world.
“When people are cared for and not forgotten, their human spirit comes alive, and that’s why when they approached me, I had to be a part of ‘Operation Change,’” said John.
“Operation Change” premieres at 10 p.m. June 23.
Watch the teaser:
- Nikara Johns
"Cressida Bonas is 'not ready' to marry Prince Harry," read a weekend headline in the UK's Telegraph newspaper. Good news for Harry hunters, eh? Despite her hesitation, lately the buzz around the royal romance has grown louder, thanks to their first official public appearance earlier this month. The 25-year-old beauty joined the 29-year-old prince at We Day UK, where he spoke the young crowd ahead of a concert. Later that week, they kept close at a rugby game. In normal situations, we'd assume they're going strong and moving from casual dating to a more serious commitment. But this being royals, everyone wants to know: when's the wedding!? Not soon, if hard-to-get Cressida has her way, apparently. According to her "close friends," Cressida is a modern woman who is having trouble deciding between a career and joining the royal family. The British paper quotes anonymous friends as saying: "The bookies have »
- Annie Gabillet
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